There was a terror attack in Paris. ISIS was involved. Bill Maher had a live show on HBO a few hours later.
What happens next will NOT surprise you…
“How could [liberals] not stand up against Sharia Law, which is the law in so many Muslim countries, which is the law of oppression?”
“I am absolutely sure that ISIS thinks that everything they do—every horrific crime, every atrocity—is an act of justice, and an act for God. First of all, I’m not ‘demonizing,’ I’m characterizing. How did we get to this place where just describing something is demonizing, and I’m not so sure it’s a very small percentage. Maybe it’s a small percentage who carry out terrorist acts, but it’s not a small percentage who believe in some of the illiberal ideas that support terrorists.”
Which is not to say that we agree with everything Bill Maher had to say. If we just got out of the Middle East, they would still want to kill us and this war would still be going on. But even here, when one of his panelist tried to blame the attack and attacks like it on America, Maher shut him down.
There are so few liberals who have the courage to be intellectually honest when it comes to terrorism. Bill Maher is one of them, for that we give him heaps of kudos.
The more people who publicly illustrate exactly what Islam stands for, what Islam actually is, the better we’ll be able to fight radical Islamic extremists. Terrorist. Before we can destroy the enemy, we must know thy enemy. As Maher said, probably not the Amish.